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Euro 2020 qualifiers: Republic labour to 2-0 win against Gibraltar

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Republic labour to 2-0 win against Gibraltar

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Republic of Ireland moved five points clear at the top of Group D in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a laboured 2-0 win against Gibraltar.Joseph Chipolina's own goal was all that separated the sides until Robbie Brady's thumping injury-time header.Brady's late goal added some gloss to what was another frustrating night for Mick McCarthy's side against Gibraltar. Denmark's 5-1 defeat of Georgia allowed the Irish to extend their pool lead but with more difficult games remaining.Republic battle to Gibraltar win - as it happenedMcCarthy 'thrilled' by Republic victoryMcCarthy's side must play both of their matches against top seeds Switzerland in the autumn and will complete their Europea...
Ford Bridgend engine plant ‘to close in 2020’

Ford Bridgend engine plant ‘to close in 2020’

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Ford's engine plant in Bridgend will close in September 2020, union sources have said, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.Union officials are being told details of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment of workers to other sites. The company is understood to be blaming "under utilisation" and cost disadvantage compared with other sites.Ford will make an official announcement later, with workers arriving at the plant saying they were "devastated".The plant employs workers from across south Wales and many more in companies supplying goods and services to it. The GMB union said closure would "mean disaster" for the community.Live updates: Fears for the future of Ford Bridgend ...
Montenegro 1-5 England: Ross Barkley shines in Euro 2020 qualifying win

Montenegro 1-5 England: Ross Barkley shines in Euro 2020 qualifying win

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England survived an early scare to mount an impressive comeback and outclass Montenegro in Podgorica, making it maximum points - and 10 goals - from their first two Euro 2020 qualifiers.Manager Gareth Southgate gave first starts to youngsters Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi but England were stunned after only 17 minutes when Marko Vesovic gave Jordan Pickford no chance with a precise, curling finish.The visitors kept their composure to respond emphatically with confidence, class and power. Everton defender Michael Keane headed home Barkley's free-kick for his first international goal on the half hour, before the midfielder turned in Chelsea team-mate Hudson-Odoi's shot to give them the lea...
Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus: Late Josh Magennis strike sees Michael O’Neill’s men go top of Euro 2020 qualifying group

Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus: Late Josh Magennis strike sees Michael O’Neill’s men go top of Euro 2020 qualifying group

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TWO IN TWO With Germany and the Netherlands also in Group C this was a game Northern Ireland had to win and they just got over the line thanks to Magennis' 87th-minute goal Josh Magennis’ late goal ensured Northern Ireland continued their 100 per cent start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Belarus at Windsor Park. Jonny Evans nodded Michael O’Neill’s men in front after half an hour but Ihar Stasevich’s deflected effort pegged them back. Northern Ireland are top of Group C – a group that contains Germany and the Netherlands It looked like it was going to be a frustrating night for the Green and White Army but substitute Magennis fired home on 87 minutes to secure the three points. Norther...